All publications of “Jarques Lucio Silva II”

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Circumcisions for medical reasons in the Brazilian public health system: epidemiology and trends

Fernando Korkes, Jarques Lucio Silva II, Antonio Carlos Lima Pompeo

DOI: 10.1590/S1679-45082012000300015

Objective:To evaluate the epidemiological factors associated to medical circumcision, based on data from the Brazilian public health system.METHODS:Using the Unified Health System public database between 1984 and 2010, hospital admissions associated with surgical treatment of phimosis were searched. A total of 668,818 men admitted to public hospitals who underwent circumcision were identified and included in the present study.RESULTS:A mean±standard deviation of 47.8±13.4 circumcisions/100,000 men/year was performed through the Unified Health System for medical reasons. During the 27-year period evaluated, 1.3% […]